BCBA Certification

BACB course sequence approval

BCBA stands for Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a certification that is offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. A BCBA is an independent practitioner who conducts behavioral assessments, interprets the results of behavioral assessments, and designs behavioral interventions for clients in a variety of fields. A BCBA may also supervise BCaBAs (behavior analysts certified at the Bachelor’s degree level), registered behavior technicians (RBTs), and students wishing to gain supervised fieldwork experience. To become a BCBA, you must hold a master’s degree in behavior analysis, education, or psychology, complete a number of graduate courses in ABA, gain 1,500 fieldwork experience hours (with supervision by a BCBA), and pass a certification exam (under the 4th Edition Task List). A BCBA must obtain continuing education to maintain certification and, to practice in MA, must be licensed as an Applied Behavior Analyst (some exceptions may apply).